Two GRCC poets, Barbara Saunier and Kim Wyngarden, will be featured at Poetry Night Downtown tonight, December 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Schuler Books (40 Fountain St. NW).
Barbara Saunier taught writing for over twenty-five years at Grand Rapids Community College, retiring to her farm and horses in 2010. Her poems have appeared most recently in Poet Lore, The South Loop Review and The South Carolina Review. They have also received two Pushcart nominations and this fall won first prize in the MacGuffin 16th national Poet Hunt contest. She is working on her first full-length collection of poems.
Kim Wyngarden is a Professor of English at GRCC. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, A Fulbright Scholar, and most recently a 2011 Lake Michigan Writing Project Fellow. her interests include world travel and Russian literature. Her poetry often focuses on giving voice to people who speak but are seldom heard.